11-22-2012, 08:21 PM #1
- 29 Posts
I'm coming from a WP 7.5 Samsung Focus and just got a Lumia 920. After using the 920 for a few days, I realized Nokia have made some custom OS changes that I don't appreciate at all. The biggest thing I've noticed is that Nokia completely removed the link to the native Bing Maps app. They replaced it with their own Nokia Maps, which isn't a native app. I'm having numeruous issues with this.
1. When the app starts, there is a splash screen that causes a delay, which wasn't there with the native Bing Maps.
2. When I've used it, it crashes on me at least 5 times a day.
3. The app is completely broken right now with the latest update (more info here Nokia Maps app start up issue).
4. Local scout uses Bing Maps
5. Clicking on an address in your contact will launch Bing Maps
So I'm wondering if anyone else is annoyed with this. I'm really disappointed Nokia made these changes without giving their customers a way to go back to the native app. I'm thinking about returning my 920 and get a HTC 8X instead to have 'pure' WP 8 experience.
11-23-2012, 01:15 PM #5
- 11 Posts
I recently got an 822 and I'm annoyed with Nokia Maps as well. Also, there seems to be no favorites button in Local Scout and when you select the address (from Local Scout or your address book) it defaults to a map (Bing maps) that isn't even technically on the phone (the only way to get to Bing Maps is to type m.bing.com/maps in explorer, and some settings like favorites seem to be disabled). Did HTC disable favorites from Local Scout on the 8x? When you select an address from you address book what map does it use?
- 11-30-2012, 02:00 PM #8
Which basically SUCKS!!! Big time especially when coming from WP7.5 which we had it built-in and everything was working together...
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